Brett Ratner - Pressure On Oscars Producer Brett Ratner Builds After Gay Slur

Subscribe To:

The decision to hire Brett Ratner as producer for the forthcoming Academy Awards next year looks to be backfiring on organisers after the 42 year-old was forced to apologise for using a gay slur at the screening of his latest film 'Tower Heist' on Friday night (November 4th 2011). To dig himself into a deeper hole, a subsequent apology on Howard Stern's radio show only caused further embarrassment as the conversation veered towards sex and he continued to allege and offend.
Ratner's official gaff, reports Reuters, occurred at a Q and A session that followed a preview screening of 'Tower Heist', at which he was asked, "What was rehearsal like?" Losing his cool, the director behind the 'Rush Hour' series and 'X-Men: The Last Stand' replied, "Rehearsal? What's that? Rehearsal's for fags". Appearing on the Stern show later that morning, Ratner continued to cause mischief, describing himself as "probably the best in the world" at cunnilingus and saying that he often sends women to his doctor to be checked for sexually-transmitted diseases "before I go all the way". He also claimed to have slept with Lindsay Lohan, but "this was before she was actually Lindsay Lohan. She was really young."
At some point during all this, Ratner had apologised to, a statement saying, "I apologize for any offense my remarks caused. It was a dumb way of expressing myself." However, though the Academy are officially standing behind him still, one long time member told the same website, "The Oscars are a brand, and this is tarnishing that brand."


Tags: Brett Ratner - Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences - Howard Stern - Lindsay Lohan

Subscribe To:

More Brett Ratner

Hercules Movie Review

Far more entertaining than it has any right to be, this is a big, messy blockbuster retelling of the Greek myth that thankfully has a...

Hercules Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his people, all Hercules wants from life is to...

Hercules - Trailer Trailer

Hercules is a bitter and haunted demi-god filled with resentment for the people and the gods (including his father Zeus) who put him through the...

Madonna Slams 'Stupid Boy Scouts' (Kisses Anderson Cooper For The Hell Of It)

Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gay members in a speech at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night (March...


Movie 43 Trailer

If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive jokes, the here's a warning: read no further. 'Movie 43'...

Brett Ratner Dines At Madeos Restaurant In Hollywood

Producer Brett Ratner (Horrible Bosses; Skyline; X-Men: The Last Stand) arrives at Madeos restaurant in West Hollywood. He finishes a conversation with the photographers as...

Corman's World Trailer

American director Roger Corman is one of the film industry's most influential directors. Born in 1926, he is best known for the numerous low budget...

Tower Heist Trailer

Josh Kovacs has been a resident in Queens for more than ten years; in that time, he has acquired and lived in one of New...



Brett Ratner Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Brett Ratner

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All